Bill Sienkiewicz is one of those artists that has elevated comic art by raising the bar every time his work is published. We covered his 1980s cover art before, but his current work continues to astound with its quality. Image Comics and Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment released his latest three variants for The Walking Dead #177-179.
There are very few books that I can honestly say that I've been looking forward to. Bingo Love is one of those books. From the time I read about the Kickstarter to the preview comic I picked up at HeroesCon, I have been waiting to read this book, and was thrilled when it was announced that Image would be publishing it.. This can be a double-edged sword for a comic, because it has a lot of anticipation to live up to.
There was a review of this comic that I read recently somewhere else, that focused on Erik Larsen's new focus on the sex life of Malcolm Dragon, the son of the original Savage Dragon. It's not actually that new, as it's been a major plot point for a couple of years. I decided that I'd give the issue in question a shot and see what I thought of it. Needless to say, this issue deals with some graphic depictions of adult situations and as such, this review will be dealing with some more mature topics.
Ever since Bitch Planet came out, it quickly gathered a fan base excited about it's feminist take on the exploitation story so prevalent in American cinema in the 1960s and 70s. Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick crafts a great send up of the genre with her story of a prison planet whose inmates are non-compliant women. It spawned a spin off anthology, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature that gave other creators a swing at the world created by DeConnick and tell stories of their own. Now the first five issues of the anthology are being collected and should be stores in time for Christmas.
Bingo Love is one of those comics that I’m eagerly awaiting since I got the first e-mail about it. I even picked up a preview comic this summer from writer Tee Franklin. It was announced at NYCC that it will be published by Image Comics. I’m also excited that there’s a rough release date for
Rose City Comic Con is the major convention for Portland, a fantastic city for comics and art. Image Comics has announced their plans for this year's Rose City Comic Con. I provides comics fans something to do in between waiting in lines for Peter Capaldi, Weird Al Yankovic, Dominic Cooper, and others.
The God Complex figure line from Glitch, a Jakarta-based company. These are high-end figures that reimagine mytholigical deities as snazzy, high fashion robots. It's a concept, that of done right, could be worked into a comic book series. Top Cow is making it a reality in October.
Image Comics has a reputation for putting out some fine science fiction. Of course there's Saga, which gives Image the reputation as a home for quality sci-fi. This November, the latest science fiction offering comes from writer Zack Kaplan and artist Andrea Mutti.
I was recently going through my collection and came across some issues of Matt Wagner's Mage, which came out from Comico in the mid 1980s. A little over a decade later, he continued the saga of Kevin Matchstick, inheritor of the legend of King Arthur, In Mage, The Hero Defined from Image Comics. This July, the final chapter, titled Mage, The Hero Denied begins in a new series from Image.
This June, Image Comics will release Howard Chaykin’s newest series, The Divided States Of Hysteria, which explores the deep political divisions in the United States. Essentially, the series seems to be an exploration of what it would take to literally fracture the nation, according to the press release from Image Comics. Howard Chaykin is the
Image Comics sent out a press release showcasing their ECCC Announcements. In the sea of Super Hero comics, it's always refreshing to read something different and Image is a leader in that category. Check out the list below!
Youngblood is infamous. As one of the first Image titles, it was so anticipated that it sold more copies than any other independently comic at that point. However, creator Rob Liefeld's reputation as a bad artist has tarnished it despite efforts by some really good writers to explore the central theme of superheroes as celebrities. The series has a habit of not finishing planned stories and not meeting commitments of completed mini-series.